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Friday, 20 May 2016

Litti Chokha - (Stuffed Whole Wheat Dough & Mashed Potato-Eggplant Bharta ( Bihari Style)


          This is a traditional and a wholesome dish from the Indian state of Bihar. It can be relished as a snack, breakfast, lunch or dinner. Choice is yours. Basically they are balls of whole wheat dough stuffed with sattu (fried gram flour) and other ingredients. It is relished with potato-eggplant bharta (mash). I like to have mine with green chutney, raita or pickles. So check for a step by step method with pictures to prepare it.













Litti-

  • 2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. yoghurt
  • 1/2 tsp. ajwain (carom seeds)
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. oil / ghee

Stuffing-

  • 3/4 cup fried chana dal flour 
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp. ginger-garlic paste
  • 1-2 green chilies, chopped
  • 1 tsp. red chili flakes
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 tbsp. pickle masala
  • 2 tbsp. coriander leaves
  • 1/2 tsp. ajwain (carom seeds)
  • 1 tsp. kalonji
  • 1 tbsp. mustard oil
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper powder
  • 1 tsp. coriander-cumin powder

Chokha-

  • 1 medium eggplant, roasted, skin discarded & mashed
  • 1 potato, boiled & mashed
  • salt to taste
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 green chilies, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. mustard oil
  • 2 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped
  • oil to deep fry








          Litti - In a bowl, mix together all the mentioned ingredients and knead into a stiff dough with required quantity of water. Cover and keep aside.

          Stuffing - In a separate bowl, combine together all the mentioned ingredients and keep aside.

          Chokha - In a separate bowl, combine all the mentioned ingredients (except oil to deep fry) and keep aside.

          Divide the dough into 8-9 equal portions. Roll out each portion with your fingers into a small poori. Make a hollow and put 1 tbsp. of the stuffing in it. 

          Bring all the edges together and make a round ball. Flatten it slightly. Fill rest of the dough with the stuffing and keep aside.

          Heat oil in a pan and gently slide the Litti into it and fry on a medium flame on all sides till golden in colour. 

          Drain on a kitchen towel and serve them on a bed of chokha, accompanied with green chilies and sliced onion for a sumptuous meal.





                              Roast the eggplant and boil the potato.




                To the mashed eggplant and potato, add all the above mentioned ingredients.




                               Mix well and keep aside.




                                Take 3/4 cup of roasted chana (Gram) dal.




                               Grind to a fine powder.




                                To it add rest of the ingredients for stuffing.




                               Mix well and keep aside.




                         Litti - In a bowl, mix together all the mentioned ingredients and...




                  knead into a stiff dough with required quantity of water. Cover and keep aside.




                               Divide the dough into 8-9 equal portions. 




                Roll out each portion with your fingers into a small poori. Make a hollow and
                put 1 tbsp. of the stuffing in it. 




                 Bring all the edges together and make a round ball. Flatten it slightly. Fill rest 
                 of the dough with the stuffing and keep aside.




                               Heat oil in a pan and gently slide the Litti into it.....





                               ......and fry on a medium flame on all sides till golden in colour. 




                               Drain on a kitchen towel.




                      Serve them hot on a bed of chokha with green chilies and sliced onion.














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